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Some books are just worth remembering . . . . here’s another festive five star novella that I read in 2015, remember well and still highly recommend . . .
Title: The Earl’s Christmas Colt
Author: Rebecca Thomas
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous, Entangled Publishing
Release Date: December 30th, 2013
I’ve loved every book I’ve read by this author, so much so that I actually searched for anything written by her and discovered (and bought) this one to read – and I found it to be a brilliant, engaging, historic romance that I thoroughly enjoyed reading!
Lady Arabella Sutton was distraught to learn that her brother had arranged for her to be married in a few days time to someone she has never met. Fearing that her relatively independent life is about to end, she goes off for a solitary ride on her beloved horse. Unfortunately, the horse gets a stone in its hoof and a storm approaches. Desperate to get them both to shelter she goes to a local inn where she asks the man in the stables to help her injured mare. Little does she realise that he is her betrothed, Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale, especially as he uses a false name when introducing himself. As she goes on to despise all Dukes, he would like to get to know her more before informing her of his true identity as her future husband. Will he manage to get her to revise her views of Earls and more especially himself? Could this became more than an arranged marriage as the two are mutually attracted? What will her reaction to his lies be? You’ll just have to read it yourself to find out!
Lady Arabella is a feisty, outspoken, horse loving lady who had not found anyone she considered marriageable during her season. Indeed she had learnt to despise many of the so called gentlemen she met. When her brother arranges her marriage to an older man she really doesn’t trust him to have chosen well, not realising just how much he loves her or his reasons for doing so. All three main characters are brilliantly portrayed in this relatively short story and the author uses fantastic word craft to paint vivid pictures in the imagination of the reader, taking them on an adventure into the past in this sweet, enjoyable romance that I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone looking for a well crafted, engaging historic romance with an opinionated but loving leading lady and a lying but caring gentleman . . .
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Well, I did say initially that I’ve loved everything I’ve read by this author – here are links to some of her other appearances in posts on this blog: